The week on screen: Fred Pellerin in the forest of Saint

Jean-Philippe Angers, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — Here is The Canadian Press television column for the week of January 14-20, 2023:

Storyteller Fred Pellerin travels through the forest in Saint-Élie-de-Caxton with various stakeholders, attentive to its beauty, its treasures and the means to preserve it.

In the series of four episodes “Once upon a forest”, Fred Pellerin communicates his particular vision of the lake, the wood and the nourishing forest.

Several specialists and lovers of fauna and flora share their knowledge with the popular storyteller in order to preserve the health of his land: the biologist Pierre Magnan, the forestry technician Gilles Séguin on the species that make up the forest, the visual artists Ariane Plante and Annie Boulanger or the “coureurs des bois” Ariane Paré-Le Gal and Gérald Le Gal on edible plants.

First presented on the Extra of, the series co-scripted and directed by Patricia Beaulieu arrives on ICI Télé.

ICI Télé – Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. – From January 14

Véronique Cloutier hosts the “Zénith” set

Véronique Cloutier is at the helm this winter of a new variety show in the form of a musical competition between generations.

In “Zénith”, 24 artists, six per generation, must show their talent to progress in the competition and, ultimately, succeed in rallying all generations. To achieve this goal, the artists will first have to emerge winners from their group: the boomers, the Xs, the Ys and the Zs.

Artists, such as Johanne Blouin, Kathleen Fortin, Damien Robitaille and Lunou Zucchini, will perform in front of 100 members of the public who will act as judges, also distributed by generation in the stands.

In the KOTV production, each group of 25 people will be headed by a captain: Normand Brathwaite (Boomers), Élyse Marquis (X), Félix-Antoine Tremblay (Y) and Claudia Bouvette (Z).

ICI Télé – Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. – From January 19

Refugees on the school benches

They have fled war and violence in their country and must learn to read and write, like other children in school in Quebec, but the traumas that many have experienced create barriers to learning.

A psychologist specializing in war trauma, Garine Papazian-Zohrabian supports various schools to train teaching staff in the psychosocial problems suffered by young refugees in the classroom.

Like the patient and progressive approach advocated by Ms. Papazian-Zohrabian, the documentary “I’m crying in my head, traumas through words” carefully enters these classes to better understand their school integration.

The 2022 National Film Board of Canada (NFB) documentary follows the psychologist, who herself carries the memory of the Armenian Genocide and the conflict in Lebanon, which she endured for 15 years, in her practice around these “talking circles” conducive to self-expression and reconstruction.

Télé-Québec – Wednesday, January 18 at 8:00 p.m.

To be more resourceful

Simon Boulerice, Rose-Aimée Automne T. Morin and Pierre Brassard consider with humility that they lack certain basic knowledge in everyday life.

To remedy this in a fun way, the three hosts of the new program “Autonome” invite certain mentors to a chalet with them.

In the first episode, Pierre learns from chef Amine Laabi how to cut and cook vegetables; Rose-Aimée Automne, guided by Édith Butler, seeks to create the perfect toolbox and Simon, on the other hand, learns how to better reuse old objects with Anaïs Favron.

Télé-Québec – Sundays at 6:30 p.m. – From January 15

The week on screen: Fred Pellerin in the forest of Saint-Élie – L’Hebdo Journal